30 September 1966 – LtCol Walter “Mel” Fowler’s F-100 #553502 is hit in the engine by gunfire over SVN. He came close to capture or death by closely advancing Viet Cong before his wingman suppressed the advancing VC and he was picked up from the rice paddy by an Army Helo. Fowler was serving with
James G. La Chance
Jim attended the University of Nebraska and the University of Utah and was a United States Air Force Veteran. He had a distinguished 20-year Air Force career flying many aircraft like the F-100, the F-104, and flew a combat tour over Vietnam in the F-105 before retiring in Austin, Texas. After serving in the military, Jim was a real estate broker and custom home builder.